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Author Guidelines

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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word or RTF document file format.
  3. When available, the URLs to access references online are provided, including those for open access versions of the reference. The URLs are ready to click (e.g.,
  4. The manuscript has the following qualities:

    • Fewer than 5000 words in length.

    • Double-spaced, 12 point, Times New Roman

    • Abstract fewer than 150 words; roughly ten to twelve lines of text

    • Tables and graphics are short and clear; images are 500 x 300 or smaller

    • All references are in generally good order and all hyperlinks are active, including DOI links

    • No appendix is longer than one page
      Supplements are clearly labeled, open correctly, and are readable

    • Appropriately blinded for peer review
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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ISSN: 1933-5954